Help define the Kellogg middle school boundaries

The Portland Public Schools district is looking for SE Portland community members to participate in the process of drawing the boundaries for the new Kellogg Middle School, which is set to open fall of 2021.

Family and community members with ties to our Southeast Portland schools are invited to apply for the Guiding Coalition that will review draft proposals, consider community input and make recommendations for new boundaries, school feeder patterns and special program locations.

Selected members will be asked to be available for meetings, open houses and other gatherings on Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m., through November 2020. The coalition will meet from April to June, then September to November, at locations in Southeast Portland. Childcare and interpreters will be available.

The application window, which opened Tuesday, March 3, will close March 17. Applicants will be notified if they are selected by March 20. The first Guiding Coalition meeting will be held on Thursday, April 2.

District News, Portland Public Schools

For more information, especially if you are interested in applying to be a member of the Guiding Coaltion, click here for more details.

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Kellogg Middle School Update and Survey

Dear Neighbors and Interested Folks,

The Kellogg Middle School Winter 2020 Update can be found at this link: KMS – Winter 2020 Update

There is so much happening now on the ground and behind the scenes as we make way for the Fall 2021 grand opening of PPS’s first brand new Middle School in decades.

Feeder schools for the new Kellogg Middle School will be determined by Enrollment and Program Balancing. Enrollment and Program balancing is a multi-year process during which time PPS will gather information, hear from our stakeholders and communities, provide public information, and develop a plan to better serve families and students. The final decision on this round of boundaries and enrollment balancing that will determine the schools that will feed into Kellogg are scheduled to be finished by January 2021.

As the Outreach Coordinator for the Kellogg Team I will be resuming bi-annual meetings with the impacted Neighborhood Associations and organizations throughout the remainder of the project.  When January 2021 rolls around I will be seeking volunteers who might be interested in forming the new KMS Parent Teachers Association.

Tamara DeRidder, AICP
Principal, TDR & Associates
Land Use Planning/Public Engagement

Email from Tamara DeRidder on 13-Feb-2020

Survey for Enrollment & Program Balancing

The email above mentions the Enrollment & Program Balancing initiative from PPS. There is an opportunity right now for you to provide input on the process. Please visit the Enrollment & Program Balancing website for more information.

Before you complete the survey, you should familiarize yourself with the three policies that are being changed:

4.10.045-P: “Student Assignment to Neighborhood Schools.”
The policy establishes a process for assigning students to neighborhood schools, and provides consistent guidelines for changes to school boundaries.

4.10.051-P: “Student Enrollment and Transfers.”
The policy intends to provide equal access to educational options for all resident students through an open, fair and accessible process and to promote equity and diversity in student transfers and admissions.

6.10.022-P: “Education Options Policy.”
The policy seeks to implement goals by offering students and their families the support they need to make informed choices among a variety of educational options, and to provide consistent guidelines and procedures for educational options.

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